A segurança do Haji

Atualizado em  25 de outubro, 2012 - 08:50 (Brasília) 10:50 GMT

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Forças de segurança sauditas treinam duro para garantir a tranquilidade dos peregrinos no maior festival muçulmano do mundo.

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They have a tough mission ahead.

Thousands of members of the Saudi security forces have been taking part in a parade ahead of the world’s biggest religious gathering.

The Hajj involves over 2 million Muslim pilgrims. It’s a ritual that’s designed to promote Islamic brotherhood.

With tensions simmering in the region, particularly in Lebanon and Syria, the logistics are even more complicated than usual.


Transcrição em português

Eles têm uma difícil missão pela frente.

Milhares de membros das froças de segurança da Arábia Saudita participaram de uma parada antes do maior encontro religioso do mundo.

O Hajj envolve mais de 2 milhões peregrinos muçulmanos. É um ritual idealizado para promover a fraternidade islâmica.

Com a tensão na região fervendo em fogo baixo, principalmente no Líbano e na Síria, a logísticafica ainda mais complicada do que o normal.


Vocabulary

mission - special task given to a group or a person

parade - organized public procession

pilgrims - devotees who go on a trip to a shrine or religious place

simmering - getting excited or agitated; boiling

logistics - management of details of an operation

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

mission / parade / pilgrims / simmering / logistics

1. Hundreds of Roman Catholic _______ have been evacuated from the sanctuary of Lourdes in France after heavy flooding in the area.

2. The fact that it took al-Qaeda nearly six weeks to announce Bin Laden's successor points to continuing disarray in the organisation's ranks, says Mr Yusufzai. "It shows that they have operational difficulties, and problems with _______ and security," he said. "They are on the run, and are trying hard to survive."

3. Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds has been honoured with a second homecoming _______ in the West Midlands. Crowds lined the streets of Aldridge to cheer on the swimmer and Paralymic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth as they passed by in a horse-drawn carriage.

4. The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, began his first _______ on Monday with a visit to Cairo, and is due to visit Damascus in the coming days.

5. Protesters in Cairo were pushed back from the US embassy to Tahrir Square and the BBC's Jon Leyne, in the city, says unrest is still _______.


Answers

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2. The fact that it took al-Qaeda nearly six weeks to announce Bin Laden's successor points to continuing disarray in the organisation's ranks, says Mr Yusufzai.
"It shows that they have operational difficulties, and problems with logistics and security," he said. "They are on the run, and are trying hard to survive."
Source: How will Zawahiri transform al-Qaeda?
http://bbc.in/jglTHs

3. Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds has been honoured with a second homecoming parade in the West Midlands. Crowds lined the streets of Aldridge to cheer on the swimmer and Paralymic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth as they passed by in a horse-drawn carriage.
Source: Ellie Simmonds: Aldridge parade for Paralympian
http://bbc.in/T0R7p1

4. The new UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, began his first mission on Monday with a visit to Cairo, and is due to visit Damascus in the coming days.
Source: Syria defector Manaf Tlas hints at French intelligence aid
http://bit.ly/Qf9kJX

5. Protesters in Cairo were pushed back from the US embassy to Tahrir Square and the BBC's Jon Leyne, in the city, says unrest is still simmering.
Source: US missions braced for protests over anti-Islam film
http://bit.ly/O33UWa

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